Saturday, December 9, 2006
Monday, December 4, 2006
Leighton's Athlete, oil on canvas, 60"x48", 2006
This was just completed about two months ago. It's one of the largest and most labor-intensive projects I've taken on so far. Total working time is somewhere around 300 hrs.
The background is all invented imagery and the figure was done using photo reference material. Frederick Leighton's sculpture, Athlete Wrestling A Python, is the center of interest. From there, I created a backdrop that behaves in a surreal manner. Another goal of this piece was to take something from the nineteenth century and make it look contemporary.
Any comments/feedback/input is welcome.